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Three years ago, Samuel Mortimer discovered the truth to his purpose in life. That he was the Death Host, a being born to act as an embodiment of death itself. It is now his duty to fight and destroy any Demons, creatures who violate the laws of life and death by combining their bodies and souls, that come his way. And strangely... they seem to come his way alot. As time passes, we learn that Samuel isn't the only person with strange and magical abilities, and that perhaps there's more to his home town than we thought. Will Samuel and his friends discover the mystery behind Gravston? Gravston is updated every other day so check back every day for the newest page!

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May 20th, 2017, 9:36 am

Rogo

Return and Reboot

So... it's been... a while...

Best I can tell, I have been away from Smackjeeves for approximately 5-7 years. This fact blows my mind on many levels and honestly, this had almost nothing to do with not liking Smackjeeves. Mostly it was due to Gravston being moved to other sites for various reasons, and Smackjeeves just falling away for... seemingly no reason.

Once and a while I would look over at Smackjeeves and tell myself 'I need to start posting again on here' and then not do it because other stuff came up.

And then... the Tapas thing happened.

So I am back and Smackjeeves will be a place I post Gravston going forward. Now I've gotten used to the bulk uploader, I will be posting new pages of Gravston here every other day as well as on my own site, Gravston.com

But you may have noticed a few... changes.

You'll notice the chapters look... different. Well that's because just over a year ago, I rebooted Gravston in a new form. This version has shorter chapters and is more what the series was meant to be. I had a habit of pandering too much when I first started, and this time around I want to make the story I want to make. Plus my skills have improved a lot in the past 7 years (least I hope so anyway XD)

If you miss the old version - I'll be reuploading it in a seperate comic on here. It's just that there are 37 Chapters all with 40+ pages so it may be something I do over the course of the next few months.

As for the backlog, you'll see Chapters 1- 9 uploaded over the next 24 hours, as well as the first five pages of Chapter 10. After that, the next new page will be on Monday 22nd May.

Thank you again for your time, my sincere apologies to abandoning Smackjeeves and I hope you all enjoy the newest version of Gravston.

Peace out.

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January 15th, 2012, 8:26 am

Rogo

Odds and Ends

Right there's a lot to say at the end of this week so I shall just go through topic by topic and hope this doesn't turn into a 'too long, didn't read' too quickly.

Livestream - Thank you everyone who came a long to the Livestream and you guys can all stop reading here as I'll pretty much just be repeating what I said there. The only thing I will say is that there is no Livestream next week, due to me having a party to attend. I have to go outside sometimes.

Forum - Thank you to those who have already joined the forums. I'm glad everyone whose joined has given me good feedback and I'm starting to see them grow into something I'm excited about. The forums are all about trying to create a community of Gravston fans and that idea sounds fun to you, and you haven't already joined, then you can find them at the following link.

http://gravston.proboards.com/index.cgi

TopWebcomics - As per the recommendation of the brilliant amyofdarkness, I have submitted Gravston to TopWebcomics. If you read Gravston on Smackjeeves, you will see the banner that you need to click on to go vote. If you feel I've earned it, feel free to follow the following link to go vote for me. I think you can do it once every day but I'm not sure.

http://topwebcomics.com/vote/13658/default.aspx

Donations - I am currently in the process of setting up my PayPal, and as such donations will be something I discuss next week more, moving on.

Updates - I'm getting more free time as of next week and as such I am announcing that as of Chapter 8 Gravston shall be updated 7 days a week. That means that once it starts, there will be no pauses until it finishes. This is the beginning of update changes that will eventually - if things go well - lead to a whole chapter of Gravston being released within the space of a month. As I'd always originally planned.

PDF Release - I'm now planning to release Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 combined as one volume release in a PDF format for a small charge some point in the next six months. No details on that, just letting you know that I'm planning it.

Commissions - I shall be opening commissions next week most likely, so if people are interested let me know.

Facebook - Facebook group still exists so if you wanna join it, click the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gravston/184906678217106

Twitter - Gravston now has it's own separate Twitter just for updates which you can find at the following link.

https://twitter.com/#!/GravstonComic


That should be everything, as I'm now making big pushes forwards with Gravston, trying to make it evolve, expect a lot more updates each week about my progress. Things seem to be going good so far - and while I expect stumbling blocks - I want to give a big thank you to all the fans who've been so supportive. I hope that with your support I will be able to succeed in what is going to be a very, very hard struggle. I also hope that I can make up for all the hiatuses that we had this year with a fantastic year of Chapters for Gravston.

Because believe me, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Read more: http://gravston.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=30#ixzz1jXMSxHFm

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January 6th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Rogo

Livestream Tomorrow

Hey guys a heads up, I'll be doing a livestream tomorrow at 10pm GMT/5pm EST over here on Livestream - http://www.livestream.com/Rogo?t=124820

I'm not sure what I'll be doing but it may just be a sketching session while I chat with my more vocal fans.

If you've missed these then please come along.

They're usually a lot of fun and it's been too long since we did one!

See you then!

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December 20th, 2011, 4:24 am

Rogo

Regarding Updates and 2nd Year Anniversary

Hey guys, I figured I'd make a journal entry/news entry (depending where you read this) regarding the updating of Gravston. Just because I think you guys deserve a proper explanation beyond 'no updates until after Christmas, k thanks bai!'. I have too much respect for my fans to do that.

Basically, this past week has been a perfect storm of stuff just getting in my way. Not only do I have Gravston, but I had to sort out my benefits, spend time with Anastasia, go visit friends, travel to London, get settled in to Lincoln again, prepare to visit Plymouth again and buy various gifts for the family.

On top of this, I really, REALLY want to put out a top 10 and bottom 10 for 2011 Anime because... I am a huge Anime fan and every now and then I like to slap on the critic hat and blast so bad anime and praise some good ones. Unfortunately I think I have a grand total of... 20+ series to catch up on/finish, most with about 10/11 episodes to watch. So... I'm planning on a lot of marathoning.

And on top of THAT, I was struck by inspiration for a new idea to work on. It's great, for the first time in about a year, I'm not just redesigning characters that I've grown bored of their old design. I'm designing a new cast, with new ideas and having a lot of fun doing it. Believe me, you guys could be seeing a second webcomic coming from me in 2012 at this rate...

But don't worry, Gravston will not be neglected. It's my baby. It's something I've spent years and years working on, but I kind of need to use this Christmas break to relax and get back into my artistic groove. I'm sure some people are scared to hear I have a 2nd Webcomic idea but don't worry - a rush of inspiration like this will eventually get me enthusiastic to work on Gravston again.

Which brings me to a second matter - on February 1st it will be Gravston's 2nd Year Anniversary! I know it's a bit early to be bringing it up but I want to do something special for it, and I figured - why not ask you guys for ideas? How do you think we should celebrate 2 glorious of Gravston? Should I do a special strip? Should I do a special livestream? What should I do? WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!

Anyway, sorry for the delays, I am aiming to be updating Gravston again in the New Year now, as I don't get back from Plymouth until the 29th at the earliest. After that HOPEFULLY the updates will go uninterrupted. Damn hiatuses. I am so lucky I have the best and most patient fans on the web XD

All of you have a great Christmas, a happy New Year and keep an eye out for those top 10s I mentioned.

Peace out,

Rogo

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December 7th, 2011, 2:25 am

Rogo

Returning to England

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates... in every single way... but things have been a tad hectic as of late. If you can't tell I am STILL in the USA as we speak with my lovely girlfriend. Sadly - for us not for you guys - I will be returning to the land of tea and crumpets on the 9th December. I will be getting back to work on Gravston on the Saturday, if jet lag hasn't killed me, and I'm aiming to start posting new pages on Monday.

Then comes the sticky issue of Christmas.

No idea what's going on with that one, but if it's anything like every other year it means I'll be in Plymouth for a few weeks and thus, more delays with Chapter 7. I am really, really sorry about all the delays and I had hoped we'd have finished Chapter 7 by years end, but alas it was not meant to be. Either way, new Gravston is on it's way very soon I promise.

Also, for those you who don't know, I have a tumblr where I occasionally - very occasionally - post anime reviews and alike. As we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, I shall be doing a Top 10 Worst Anime of 2011 and a Top 20 Best Anime of 2011. As such, anime fans out there, if you're willing to suggest anime that started in 2011 - in Japan - to me to check out before years end for a chance to get on these lists, please do. If you have no idea what tumblr is or what I'm talking about ---> [link]

One last thing, I want to give a shout out to Devil and Feathers who I met at AnimeUSA a few weeks back. Great to meet you guys, even if we weren't in the best of moods XD Rest assured we had a great time after that. It was fun to meet you guys and I'll update this entry with that photo at some point or something.

Wish me a safe trip and until Friday, au reviour!

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November 4th, 2011, 1:08 am

Rogo

No Gravston until December

Hey guys, I have some good news and some bad news. Good news for me, bad news for you guys.

Last you heard from me I was visiting my lovely friend, Anastasia, in Virginia and I was supposed to be returning yesterday. Well as some of might be able to guess, that didn't happen. I am still here in Virginia and it looks like I'm going to be here until the 21st November. You might be wondering why this is and long story short - and those of you who've visited my Livestreams may not be surprised - me and Anastasia are a couple.

Put aside your ooooooos and awwwwws please.

After three weeks, I was offered a chance to stay longer and frankly, I had to take the opportunity. I would have kicked myself if I hadn't. There's a lot of ups and downs to sort out regarding the whole thing, but screw it. I have Anastasia by my side so it's all good.

There is an upside, it looks like I may be attending AnimeUSA! My first con. That should be fun.

Apologies guys for the delays yet again. Believe me, Gravston is the 2nd most important thing in my life. Unfortunately this time around, the 1st most important thing got in the way.

So basically it's not my fault! Go blame Anastasia ;)

See you all soon :)

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October 13th, 2011, 7:58 am

Rogo

USA Trip Update + Livestream Cancelled.

Hey guys,

You'll be happy to know that I have arrived in the USA safe and sound and am currently staying in Arlington VA with Anastasia - whom regular viewers of my Livestream will know as my co-host - and I am having a great time. Mostly been settling in and getting used to how bloody big the 'large' orders of things are here in the states.

Seriously a large drink is like twice the size of a large in the UK! You people are either geniuses or crazy I can't decide. On that note I've also been doing my best to avoid food and drink we have in the UK and tasting some of the delights that only the USA can offer. By that I obviously mean candy and junk food. Chick-fil-a was really nice even if I seriously regretted ordering a second drink for my company due to the aforementioned ridiculous size of the things! I've also tried some Hershey's chocolate - my favourite is the Cookies and Cream - as well as trying out the different flavours of M+Ms you have here - dark chocolate, coconut, peanut butter and the strangest yet oddly delicious pretzel M+Ms! I also got some Reese's Pieces - because my companion does look a bit like ET (she just slapped me for that) - which were okay but nothing to write home about. Internet but not home.

I've also had Mountain Dew and discovered that the offbrand Mountain Dew Energy we have in the UK is friggin identical so that's good news cause Mountain Dew is awesome! I also tried your Fanta - which is coloured orange whereas ours is slightly more yellow - and discovered it tastes about the same. Though yours has High Fructose Corn Syrup whereas ours has Sugar so... ours is better for you :P

While I was here I figured I better check out a mall so we went to one nearby which was a tad underwhelming - we're gonna go to a bigger one this weekend. You guys do have a much better range of anime stuff to buy than we do so I think I can foresee me buying a few things here and there. Went to see Real Steel while we were there which was an okay film but it's really ruined by some terrible dialogue and a truly obnoxious child actor playing a part that appears to have been written for someone about five or six years older than he is.

Also he dances. With a robot. It's a weird, weird film.

Unfortunately because things are a little hectic here at the moment - I wont go into why - Anastasia and I will not be able to do a Livestream as we first hoped. Mostly because the equipment we need to do so is kinda lost to the ages at the moment. If that changes I will let you guys know straight away but as of now - no Livestream.

Anyway hope all you lovely people are having a good day and aren't missing Gravston too much XD.

I'll probably post another journal sometime soon to let you know what other misadventures I have gotten up to.

Peace out from the USA

Rogo

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September 24th, 2011, 3:10 pm

Rogo

Livestreaming 24/09/2011

Livestreaming at the moment here = http://www.livestream.com/Rogo?t=124820

Come join us :)

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